Rockville was christened in 1824, it is said, by breaking a bottle of whiskey on one of the "ancient boulders found here". According to the Rockville Tribune (1922), one evening after the survey party "had finished their work for the day, and were sitting on some large, granite boulders ... the discussion came up as to what the proposed town should be named. Where upon one Mr. Joseph Ralston Sr. stood up on one of the boulders and said 'I suggest the town be called Rockville in honor of these big rocks'". I'm guessing the whiskey bottle was not full.
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